There’s nothing in the world that brings out the happy kid in a person quite like a county fair. In Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the Washington County Fair, this annual tradition has been operating continuously since 1857 (except for a few years during the Civil War!) Stacking up as the largest county fair in the state, five fun-filled days from August 20 – 24, 2019 will usher in a ton of family entertainment to town.
This summer brings a truly unique opportunity for three very different artists with strong Fayetteville, Arkansas ties to exhibit their work in conjunction with a highly anticipated and well-known immersive, psychedelic-surrealist art installation by Wayne Coyne, lead singer of rock band The Flaming Lips. Contributing to a group exhibition alongside the installation of King’s Mouth are local artists Kat Wilson, Dillon Dooms and Sasha Rayevskiy.
If you’ve got a day or just a couple of hours to do some leisurely wandering on foot, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the fantastic array of downtown Fayetteville shopping options located over a several block span. Block Avenue and Dickson Street offer a mecca of independent stores with friendly service and unique stock you won’t find just anywhere. And, when your retail therapy results in an inevitable appetite and thirst, the hardest thing to do will be to choose from all of the options for where to stop in for a few bites and a craft cocktail or two!
They say you should “pick your battles” and we believe this may just be THE one to choose! There’s about to be a bit of a throw down up on Fayetteville’s highest point, but everyone in attendance will unquestionably leave as a victor.
Fayetteville and the surrounding Ozark hills are picturesque year-round, but with a little bit of distance between your feet and the ground, the view gets even more gorgeous. August 2019 will usher in an inaugural event to Northwest Arkansas, SOAR NWA—a spectacular celebration of hot air balloons and all kinds of aeronautics action.
Firefly Fling, one of Fayetteville's most anticipated summer outings, returns to the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks on Saturday, July 20 from 6-10pm.
It’s next to impossible to picture Fayetteville, Arkansas without calling to mind the city’s much-storied, always vibrant Dickson Street. To honor these few illustrious blocks running through downtown—and the special place they hold in the hearts of generations of locals, college students, alumni and visitors—the team at the Clinton House Museum is throwing a special Dickson-themed party.
We stand firm on the opinion that there aren’t many of life’s true pleasures better than feeling a little sun on your face, cooled by a gentle breeze—while enjoying a tasty beverage and delicious food. Largely due to the many months of great weather and a plethora of excellent restaurants and pubs in Fayetteville, Arkansas, it should come as no surprise that there’s a lengthy list of patio options to choose from for your next relaxation stop.
Dog lovers and owners will have a wonderful time with their furry companions at the free Second Annual Bark Bash, organized by the team at leisurlist. Taking place at the Fayetteville Town Center on July 13 from 4 to 8 p.m., Bark Bash is designed to conveniently connect pet owners with a range of local vendors. Attendees and their pups can shop for all sorts of products and services, visit with local rescue and adoption agencies, all while hanging out and socializing with other dogs and their humans.
Nothing says sweet, sweet summertime in Fayetteville, Arkansas like the Gulley Park Summer Concert Series. Gathering a perfect cross-section of the community in one of the city’s most-loved parks, the multi-show lineup provides free live music representing a range of genres. Keeping the fun going until the sun goes down, all concerts are held on Thursday evenings at the Gulley Park gazebo, and feature a food truck rally to help satisfy hungry bellies.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lounge chairs or picnic blankets to add to the patchwork of comfortable spots to enjoy the tunes. Well-behaved, leashed furry friends are welcome, too.
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